Slide Mountain

We begin about ten miles north of Carson City in the Washoe Valley, hemmed in on the west by mountains thousands of feet high. There we find Slide Mountain, an uncertain terrain if ever there was one. One day back in the nineteenth ...

Author: Theodore Steinberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520918467

Category: History

Page: 224

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The drive to own the natural world in twentieth-century America seems virtually limitless. Signs of this national penchant for possessing nature are everywhere—from suburban picket fences to elaborate schemes to own underground water, clouds, even the ocean floor. Yet, as Theodore Steinberg demonstrates in this compelling, witty look at Americans' attempts to master the environment, nature continually turns these efforts into folly. In a rich, narrative style recalling the work of John McPhee, Steinberg tours America to explore some of the more unusual dilemmas that have arisen in our struggle to possess nature. Beginning along the Missouri River, Steinberg recounts the battle for three thousand acres of land the river carved from a Nebraska Indian reservation and deposited in Iowa. Then he travels to Louisiana, where an army of lawyers butted heads over whether Six Mile Lake was actually a lake or a stream. He continues to Arizona to investigate who owned the underground, then to Pennsylvania's Blue Ridge Mountains to see who claimed the clouds. He ends in crowded New York City with Donald Trump's struggle for air rights. Americans' obsession with owning nature was immortalized by Mark Twain in the tale of Slide Mountain, where a landslide-prone Nevada peak turned the American dream of real estate into dust. In relating these modern-day "Slide Mountain" stories, Steinberg illuminates what it means to live in a culture of property where everything must have an owner.

Geologic and Natural History Tours in the Reno Area

Slide Mountain, like most of the Carson Range between Washoe Valley and Lake Tahoe, is composed mainly of granodiorite. Washoe Valley has dropped down relative to the Carson Range by faults that bound the range on its eastern side.

Author: Joseph V. Tingley

Publisher: NV Bureau of Mines & Geology

ISBN: 9781888035094

Category: Geology

Page: 184

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Rockhounding Alaska

Finding the site: You will have to hike to the fossils at Slide Mountain, and the trudge uphill is not for the fainthearted or weak kneed. The good news is, since these fossiliferous beauties are slightly more difficult to access, ...

Author: Montana Hodges

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762765751

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Rockhounding Alaska will be an in-depth guide to the rocks, minerals and fossils legally found and collected within the state. The book will contain a light, informative overview of the geologic history of Alaska as well as a site-by-site guide to approximately 70 collecting locations. Included with every site will be clear concise driving directions, a GPS position and list of major attractions and local amenities. The exciting locations stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle and range from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets.

Best Rain Shadow Hikes

38 SLIDE MOUNTAIN Distance 11.4 miles ( round trip ) Hiking time 5 to 6 hours High point 6339 feet Starting elevation - 6100 feet Hikable Mid - July through September Maps Green Trails 270 Mount Rainier West ; USGS White River Park ...

Author: Michael Fagin

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898868637

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

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Geology of the Tierra Redonda Mountain and Bradley Quadrangles Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties California

A locally conspicuous red pyroclastic breccia is present near the trachybasalt intrusive just southwest of White Slide Mountain and may have formed during the instrusion . The matrix of the breccia is red to salmon - pink tuff which ...

Author: David L. Durham

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ISBN: IND:30000146956531

Category: Geology

Page: 60

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A study of stratigraphy and structure of Cenozoic sedimentary rocks in part of the Salinas Valley.

John Burroughs America

Slide Mountain * had been a summons and a challenge to me for many years . I had fished every stream that it nourished and had camped in the wilderness on all sides of it , and whenever I had caught a glimpse of its summit I had ...

Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486297462

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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A rich selection of passages from the authors 25 books includes delightful pieces, written with grace and elegance, about the rewards (and frustrations) of trout fishing; the lives and habits of foxes, chipmunks, hawks, weasels, honeybees, and other creatures; the rhythms of the seasons, and many other topics. Enhanced with 28 charming woodcut illustrations.

Skiing

This giant, wide open mountain, with the majestic Tetons as a backdrop, is the unbelievable setting for Grand Targhee ... Since both slopes face toward the dry Nevada desert, most of the snowfall at Slide Mountain and Mt. Rose is soft, ...

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Floods Faults and Fire

From here, an extensive logging road network reaches high elevations on Slide Mountain and Racehorse Ridge, exposing Slide and Bellingham Bay Members strata. Good fossil collecting opportunities reward those who are willing to brave ...

Author: Peter L. Stelling

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813700090

Category: Science

Page: 255

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The ten geological field guides presented in this volume explore key areas of the geologist's paradise that is Washington State and British Columbia. These trips investigate a wide variety of geological and geographical terrains, from the dry steppe of the channeled scablands and Columbia River basalt group to the east, across the glaciated and forested Cascade arc and Coast Mountains, to the geologically complex islands in the west. This guidebook may be unique in that four of the trips utilize boats to reach remote field areas and are therefore rarely visited by geologists.

Skiing

The Marriage Slide Mountain and Mt Rose When two neighboring Nevada ski areas joined forces and established a combined lift ticket, skiers discovered a mountain with a split personality. By Rose Marie Cleese Finally, the combined-areas ...

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Climatological Data

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 1963 TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION EXTREMES 74 ° on the 19th at Suffern Water Works and on the 18th at Bedford Hills 11 ° on the 30th at old Forge D 14.17 inches at slide Mountain 3.26 inches at Rockdale 5.16 inches ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023920518

Category: Meteorology

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Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.